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  • Mavs owner Mark Cuban not convinced draft lottery reform will work

    ESPN "Mavericks owner Mark Cuban isn't convinced the NBA's new draft lottery system will discourage teams from tanking, which is why he abstained from the vote during last month's board of governors meeting. The lottery reform passed by a 28-1-1 vote, with the Oklahoma City Thunder the lone team..." October 19

  • NBA's Opening Night was a missed opportunity to elevate protest conversation to a new level

    New York Daily News "The stars were aligned for Tuesday to be a very special day for the NBA. In one of the most anticipated Opening Nights in the history of the league, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics were facing off against each other in the first game, with the finale featuring the Houston Rockets and..." October 18

  • Why you shouldn't expect NBA players to kneel for national anthem

    USA Today "When LeBron James voiced his opinion on the topic of anthem kneeling last month, saying “My voice and what I do in my community is more powerful than getting on a knee,” he was speaking for the NBA masses. In a league nearly three-fourths African American, where even NBA legend Bill Russell..." October 17

  • Mavs Convert Gian Clavell To Two-Way Contract

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavs have officially converted Clavell’s deal to a two-way contract, the team confirmed in a press release. Dallas’ regular season roster is now set. The Mavericks will get down to the regular season roster limit by converting Gian Clavell‘s NBA contract to a two-way deal, reports Shams..." October 16

  • Mavs Waive Ashley, Sign Jameel Warney

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks have waived power forward Brandon Ashley and signed another forward, Jameel Warney, according to a team press release that was relayed by Earl K. Sneed (Twitter link). The 6’8” Warney was on the team’s training camp roster last season but was waived midway through camp. He then..." October 13

  • ‘Shark Tank’ billionaire Mark Cuban considers running as independent

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "“Shark Tank” billionaire Mark Cuban said Thursday he is “seriously considering” running for president and that he might do so as an independent. Cuban was asked about his political aspirations during an appearance at the Venture Atlanta business conference in Georgia. In recent months, the..." October 13

  • Report: NBA teams now staying away from Trump Hotels

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA players on the road stay in the kind of high-end hotels you don’t tell friends coming to town about because why should they spend that much? Ritz-Carltons, Four Seasons and the like are the norm. Some hotels that want to be regular NBA team stops have made adjustments for them such as taller..." October 13

  • Dennis Smith Jr. exits Mavs-Hawks preseason game with ankle injury

    Sports Day "In the second quarter of Thursday's preseason game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Atlanta Hawks, Dennis Smith Jr. suffered an injury that ended his night earlier than expected. While driving to the basket, Hawks guard Dennis Schroder awkwardly stepped on DSJ's left ankle multiple..." October 13

  • NBA expands international reach with a reported $225M deal in Japan

    Sporting News "With continued efforts to expand the NBA internationally, the league announced on Monday a multiyear partnership with Japanese tech company Rakuten to become the official broadcast partner for live games in Japan. The NBA will make $225 million during the partnership, but it's not clear how..." October 10

  • Dallas needs Dennis Smith Jr. to take reins from Dirk Nowitzki

    CBS Sports "It's going to be a bittersweet season for the Dallas Mavericks, as they'll likely wave goodbye to Dirk Nowitzki, who has been the undisputed leader of the Mavs and one of the most productive and popular players in the NBA for nearly the entirety of his lengthy career. But at the same time they..." October 10

  • Mavericks guard Seth Curry out indefinitely with leg injury

    Dallas Morning News "Seth Curry's second season with the Mavericks took an unfortunate turn with Saturday's announcement that the guard is suffering from a stress reaction in his left tibia. It was unclear when the injury occurred, but he did play in the preseason game at Orlando on Thursday, when he shot 4-of-14..." October 07

  • Mark Cuban Explained How He Learned ‘Meddling’ As An Owner From Jerry Jones

    Dime Magazine "Mark Cuban has never been shy as the owner of the Dallas Mavericks since he bought the team in 2000. No owner has produced more soundbites (or has been fined more) than Cuban since he came into the league. Cuban’s brashness is something that concerned owners when he was coming into the league,..." October 06

  • NBA Won't Rule Out Reducing 82-Game Schedule In Future

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is willing to consider changing the length of the season from 82 games, especially if it opens up opportunities for more games or even teams in international markets “We can play games in China and Europe, or occasional preseason games as a one-off, but under existing airline..." October 05

  • Mark Cuban says he is ‘considering’ a run for president

    Washington Post "In the past, Mark Cuban has indicated an interest in running for president, including at a celebrity game during the NBA’s All-Star Weekend in February, when he playfully wore a jersey with the number “46” on it. In a podcast released Tuesday, the Dallas Mavericks owner was more direct about his..." October 04

  • NBA changes 2018 All-Star Game format, eliminates traditional East vs. West

    CBS Sports "The NBA has eliminated the traditional Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference format for the 2018 All-Star Game, and will instead implement a model that could see top stars like LeBron James and Kevin Durant playing on the same team. In the new format, the leading fan vote-getters from the..." October 03

  • Dirk Nowitzki receives funny gift from fan

    Larry Brown Sports "Dirk Nowitzki seems to receive some of the best gifts from his fans. On Friday, Nowitzki shared a photo on Twitter of a gift he says he received from a fan at the team’s open practice. The photo shows Nowitzki holding up a letter containing a $20 bill. In the letter, the fan says Nowitki has..." September 30

  • Multiple players cut ties with top NBA agent in wake of NCAA basketball bribe scandal

    ESPN "In the wake of the FBI corruption probe that has shaken the college basketball world this week, multiple clients have severed ties with Andy Miller, one of the NBA's most prominent agents, and another has filed a $13.5 million arbitration claim, alleging he was defrauded, league sources told..." September 29

  • Adam Silver says NCAA scandal is “disconcerting to say the least”

    Pro Basketball Talk "So far, the bribery scandal rocking NCAA men’s basketball has not directly touched the NBA. Yes, former NBA Rookie of the Year Chuck Person was one of the people arrested, and prominent NBA agent Andy Miller reportedly had his office raided by the FBI (one of the people arrested in the probe was a..." September 29

  • NBA Releases Future Salary Cap Projections

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has informed teams that it expects the 2018/19 salary cap to be $101MM, Shams Charania of The Vertical tweets. The league also said that they forecast the 2019/20 figure to be $108MM, although both figures are subject to change. The modest $2MM increase is a stark contrast from what..." September 29

  • NBA Approves Lottery Reform, Change Effective 2019

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Board of Governors passed a motion to reform the draft lottery today, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. The new rules will be in place for the 2019 NBA Draft. Modifications to the lottery process were originally proposed earlier this month and include a number of strategies aimed at..." September 28

  • High-profile NBA agency raided by FBI amid NCAA basketball investigation

    CBS Sports "Amid an FBI probe into fraud and corruption in college basketball, ASM Sports agency, which represents dozens of current and former NBA players, was raided on Tuesday according to Darren Heitner of Forbes. Andy Miller, a prominent agent with the company who represents Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle..." September 27

  • Mavs' J.J. Barea gets team plane for Puerto Rico hurricane relief

    ESPN "Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban lent guard J.J. Barea the team's plane to transport food, water and supplies to his native Puerto Rico to aid in the Hurricane Maria recovery. Barea left Monday afternoon and plans to return Tuesday night, missing the first day of Mavs training camp. "That's..." September 26

  • 9 NBA storylines to distract from Warriors’ supremacy

    New York Post "The lying began in earnest Monday. That’s when 28 teams conducted media day, the unofficial start to the NBA season. Everyone was perky, upbeat and vowed upgrades. Everyone liked the look of the assembled team, which has a chance to win a title. They were lying. “It’s not uncommon this..." September 26

  • Mavericks' Nerlens Noel: Could come off the bench

    CBS Sports "Noel could start the season coming off the bench, Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News reports. Coach Rick Carlisle indicated during the team's media day that he's currently expecting to start Dirk Nowitzki at center, while bringing Noel off the bench. That certainly could change depending on..." September 25

  • Mark Cuban wants to give Mavs players chance to open up on U.S.

    ESPN "Dallas Mavericks players will get the chance to weigh in on the divisive comments made by President Donald Trump and their feelings on the United States. The effort is being encouraged by Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who said it would offer a clear message to fans on where the players..." September 25

  • Mark Cuban: Trump has “got to be able to take the blowback” from comments

    Pro Basketball Talk "President Donald Trump used the bully pulpit of his office to, well, bully — he fired shots at the NFL over its concussion protocols and players kneeling during the national anthem. Then he rescinded his invite to the White House to the Warriors after Stephen Curry said he would vote not to..." September 24

  • NBA Modifies Closeout, Continuation Rules

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has decided to re-evaluate how it handles two particular fouling situations, Brian Mahoney of the Associated Press writes, and two players will see their names live on in notoriety as a result. In what can colloquially be referred to as the Zaza Pachulia rule, officials will be granted..." September 22

  • Converse to release shoes made from authentic NBA jerseys

    Sportsnaut "Converse is getting back into the NBA game. We all remember just how big this shoe company was in the 1980s and early 1990s, with multiple stars sporting the iconic brand. Now, as shoe deals and apparel contracts take on a whole new meaning, Converse itself will release sneakers made from..." September 21

  • NBA's hope for draft lottery reform tied to research showing fans hate tanking

    ESPN "The NBA's pursuit of draft lottery reform is rooted in research that "many fans continue to say that so-called tanking is making them less interested in the league," president of league operations Byron Spruell told ESPN. Lottery reform is moving toward a Sept. 28 vote at the NBA's board of..." September 21

  • Charles Barkley Ripped The ‘Babies’ In The NBA That Want More Rest Between Games

    Uproxx "Charles Barkley is on the same side as all the other Olds that once played in the NBA. The latest generation of NBA stars are lazy, lack grit and are just generally whiny, at least that’s what all the retired players think. Barkley reiterated that point on Wednesday when he was asked about players..." September 20

  • Bob Delaney will no longer oversee NBA's game officials

    ESPN "Bob Delaney, the NBA's Vice President for Referee's Development and Performance, will no longer oversee the league's game officials, league sources tell ESPN. The NBA has been pursuing a more data-driven and analytical management structure over the NBA's referees, integrating searching more..." September 18

  • NBA Releases ‘I’m Why’ Commercials To Preview the 2017-18 Season

    SLAM Online "With a series of new documentary-style commercials, the NBA launched the next chapter of the “This Is Why We Play” campaign on Monday. The new series entitled “I’m Why” portrays the unique perspectives that make NBA basketball special. " September 18

  • ACL injury in NBA athletes not associated with number of minutes played

    Healio "Results published in Orthopedics showed the risk for ACL injury among players did not increase with the number of minutes played in a single National Basketball Association game. To determine the influence of minutes played on injury risk, researchers assessed minutes played in the injury game,..." September 18

  • With 20th season looming, Dirk Nowitzki not ready to say it will be his last

    Sporting News "Dirk Nowitzki is approaching his 20th season with the Mavericks the same way he's approached all the others. He's just hoping for a little more good fortune than he had last season. Nowitzki, who hosted his annual pro-celebrity tennis classic Saturday at SMU, said he wouldn't be so fast to..." September 17

  • Report: NBA commissioner may soon have power to fine teams for resting players

    CBS Sports "The NBA may soon have new rules for the draft lottery. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Friday that the competition committee has sent the reform proposal through to the Board of Governors, who will vote on the issue at the end of September. Much of the focus of that report is on the..." September 15

  • Report: NBA Would Prefer Teams Lie About Injuries

    Deadspin "Adrian Wojnarowski has another scoop related to an upcoming NBA board of governors meeting, during which potential rule changes will be voted on, and this one makes the league look pretty stupid This is in response to the occasional fits the league gets thrown into when a (not coincidentally)..." September 15

  • NBA board of governors to vote on draft lottery reform Sept. 28

    ESPN "The NBA's Competition Committee has recommended the league's proposal on draft lottery reform, sending it to the board of governors for a vote on Sept. 28, league sources told ESPN. The draft reform changes would start with the 2019 Draft, if passed by the board of governors. Among proposed..." September 15

  • Dirk Nowitzki: ‘Money and Winning’ More Important Than Loyalty for Today’s NBA Stars

    SLAM Online "Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki is one of the few NBA superstars to have played his entire career for one team. That type of loyalty to a franchise is rare—especially today—and Dirk thinks he understands why. In an interview with SirusXM NBA Radio, Nowitzki said that “making money and..." September 14

  • NBA lottery changes would be nice, but will not fix the league's real problem

    CBS Sports "The NBA lottery system is again under scrutiny, and it looks like this time, there may be some real change. A report last week from ESPN outlined myriad changes the competition committee and NBA Board of Governors were to examine this week to the NBA's system for determining draft order. Among..." September 12

  • Proposal for NBA draft lottery reform to disincentivize tanking, set even odds for worst teams

    USA Today "When the NBA’s competition committee meets to discuss lottery reform later this week, it will be presented with a proposal designed to disincentivize the race for the league’s worst record and best odds to win the draft lottery. The proposal has three main elements, four people with direct..." September 11

  • GMs say tampering is part of the NBA: Not cheating means 'not trying'

    CBS Sports "Tampering is a part of the NBA. This is a common fact that has become more accepted over the years. General managers and agents around the league work behind the scenes to get deals done before they're technically allowed to. This is why contracts are agreed upon the second free agency begins, and..." September 06

  • Amar’e Stoudemire Retires In Israel

    Hoops Rumors "Six-time NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire is retiring from basketball after playing one season in Israel, relays Orazio Cauchi of Sportando. Stoudemire, 35, made the announcement on Instagram, calling this past season “a great ride for me and my family.” He led his Hapoel Jerusalem team to the..." September 04

  • Nerlens Noel Reportedly Signs 1-Year, $4.1 Million Mavericks Contract

    Bleacher Report "Center Nerlens Noel has reportedly signed his one-year, $4.1 million qualifying offer with the Dallas Mavericks, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.com. Haynes added there was never an offer of $17 million per season on the table, despite a previous report to the contrary from Steve Kyler of..." August 26

  • Report: Nerlens Noel turned down deal worth over $17 million per year

    Larry Brown Sports "Nerlens Noel may have priced himself out of his own market as it turns out. Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders reported on Wednesday that Noel turned down a deal in the range of $17.5 million per year. The 23-year-old big man still remains unsigned as a restricted free agent as we approach..." August 24

  • Mavericks owner Mark Cuban considering 2020 presidential run

    Sporting News "Mark Cuban has his eye on the United States presidency although he hasn't said directly that he will run in 2020. On the "Rich Eisen Show" Tuesday, the Mavericks owner spoke on a lot of issues, but some of what he and Eisen discussed was the possibility that he is considering making a run for..." August 23

  • Rookie survey: Dallas Mavericks' Dennis Smith Jr. stands out from crowd

    NBA.com "Last year's rookie class was, to put it nicely, underwhelming. Malcolm Brogdon won the Kia Rookie of the Year, having averaged just 10.2 points and 4.2 assists per game. Joel Embiid played just 31 games and Dario Saric wasn't very efficient. No. 1 pick Ben Simmons didn't play and the guy -- Kris..." August 22

  • Nerlens Noel Hires Rich Paul as New Agent

    SLAM Online "Locked in a stalemate with the Mavericks over a contract extension, Nerlens Noel has hired Rich Paul of Klutch Sports to become his new agent. Noel is reportedly looking for a max deal and has become frustrated with the negotiations so far. Paul is one of the most powerful agents in the NBA,..." August 22

  • Mavs Center Noel Switches Agents in Search of Max Deal

    NBC Dallas Fort Worth "So Nerlens Noel fired his agent and will sign with Dan Fegan. Big whoop. He still isn’t going to get a max deal from Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban this summer. Cuban would be foolish to pay the 23-year old more than he has to. No other NBA clubs tried to sign the restricted 6-11..." August 20

  • Jeff Withey, Mavericks Agree To Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks have agreed to a deal with Jeff Withey, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical (Twitter link). The scribe adds that the pact will be for one season. Withey spent the last two seasons backing up Rudy Gobert on the Jazz and Utah renounced the rights to the Kansas product last..." August 18

  • Dennis Smith says Phil Jackson had him eat octopus tentacle during pre-draft meeting

    New York Daily News "Before Phil Jackson passed on perhaps the most exciting prospect of the 2017 rookie class, the Knicks president encouraged Dennis Smith Jr. to eat an exotic delicacy. “We went out to some restaurant and they had me eat some octopus, like an actual octopus tentacle,” Smith Jr. told the Daily..." August 12

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